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Sweden's Alarming Rise In COVID-19 Cases Triggers Permission For Authorities To 'Strongly Recommend' Precautions


Sweden caught the world's attention when it chose an unconventional approach to dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic. Choosing to aim for obtaining so-called 'herd immunity,' it imposed no restrictions, lockdowns, or any other mandatory public health precautions. But according to Business Insider, growing case numbers in urban areas like Stockholm and Uppsala have triggered a rethink among public health officials. Now, authorities there will be able to strongly recommend that people avoid public transport, busy public places, and being around the vulnerable and elderly. However, unlike in other countries, there will be no fines or legal consequences for people who decide not to follow any new advice. Sweden's public health agency's legal officer Bitte Brastad said the rules were 'something in between regulations and recommendations.'

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